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#41 Original-Six

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Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:56 PM

I'm not watching it either. I guess Bettman still hasn't realized Crosby isn't liked outside Pittsburgh and some parts of Canada. Man the NHL is stubborn and doesn't know how to market themselves properly! Cash in on the USA Olympic Team's success and the Chicago-Philly Stanley Cup Final you morons, quit this Crosby crap already!


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:02 AM

I'm not watching a day filled of NBC creaming itself over Sidney (yet again).

There were plenty of other teams and locations that haven't had the chance, that are more deserving.

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Edit: This is not a Crosby topic. This is about how unfair it is for pits to be repeatedly thrown in the spotlight.

Actually, it is a Crosby topic, even if it's also about Pittsburgh, because you singled him out in the very first sentence. Hey guise I wanted to just ***** and moan about fast food but this isn't about McDonalds..

In all seriousness, Pittsburgh being in the spotlight is no different than our beloved Wings being in this same spotlight for many years. A good sum of fans have trouble coming to grips with the fact that the Wings can't have the spotlight forever. That's why you enjoy the time you get to see the Wings.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:11 AM

If you absolutely must see an outside hockey game this season, watch this one.

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#44 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:30 AM

Actually, it is a Crosby topic, even if it's also about Pittsburgh, because you singled him out in the very first sentence. Hey guise I wanted to just ***** and moan about fast food but this isn't about McDonalds..

In all seriousness, Pittsburgh being in the spotlight is no different than our beloved Wings being in this same spotlight for many years. A good sum of fans have trouble coming to grips with the fact that the Wings can't have the spotlight forever. That's why you enjoy the time you get to see the Wings.


Not responding to the first part... thread is about my dislike of Pittsburgh double dipping in something that's supposed to be special, when other teams haven't had a chance.

Pittsburgh is in the spotlight because the NHL keeps putting them there (instead of the other 29 teams).

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 05:51 AM

Actually, it is a Crosby topic, even if it's also about Pittsburgh, because you singled him out in the very first sentence. Hey guise I wanted to just ***** and moan about fast food but this isn't about McDonalds..

In all seriousness, Pittsburgh being in the spotlight is no different than our beloved Wings being in this same spotlight for many years. A good sum of fans have trouble coming to grips with the fact that the Wings can't have the spotlight forever. That's why you enjoy the time you get to see the Wings.

I can't speak for everybody, but probably highly untrue. The amount of attention that Pitt/you know who gets is pretty absurd, much more absurd when people in here often went nuts over and over again on ESPN/ABC frothing at the mouth every time at Peter Forseberg during his prime years, whether it was fair/justified or not. This is never going to change despite you trying to call people out on it every time.

Would a part of me be thrilled if the Wings went to another outdoor game? Well duh, yeah b/c I'm a Wings fan, but I'm not an idiot and would realize that it would be totally unfair to just about all the other teams who haven't played in one yet.

Yes, I get that the NHL is in it for ratings. Well, sometimes you also got to do what is "right". I don't really follow the NBA but I think it's a safe guess that plenty of people who follow the NBA plenty are absolutely sick and tired of Lebron James talk right now. I certainly am That's the same way with NHL fans/you know who. And getting new fans to just focus on you know who/one team just wears itself out. Focus on other star players/good teams as well. There's only so many new fans you can get from just one player/team focus.

As for the game itself if I do watch it it is going to be muted because if I play a drinking game and heard you know who's name that day, I'd probably die from over shots. The game will either be muted or I'm watching college football all day since I enjoy that sport and January 1st is arguably the biggest day in college football (in terms of bowl games/the amount of them).

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:50 AM

I will continue to laugh as they make fools of themselves.

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if im not mistaken crosby and ovi both got hat tricks that game.
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:25 AM

So we are going to be watching the Cindy game again, not me I will be watching football all day I am so sick of seeing and hearing that little s***s name on ESPN and Versus it just makes me want to barf. So enjoy the game, I will be cheering on teams from the Big Ten :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 07:31 AM

I can't fault the NHL for doing this. I can however fault them for not doing this one first. You push AO and Sid and you but the Pens and Sabres? I might watch but it doesn't intrigue me as much as past ones. It wouldn't have been a canadian team as some have said so it really doesn't leave you THAT many teams left to pick from. NYC was talked about but isn't there a bowl game going on in NYC that day? So really that leaves the Wild and maybe the Avs as possible teams to host that haven't already? The problem is the Wild aren't any good and people wouldn't watch and the Avs aren't back to where they were 10 years ago yet. Fault the NHL for trying to make money when they are a business? Sorry but I can't fault them for this. It's been great ratings every time and it will be this time they weren't going to turn it away. The NHL wants to show that it can draw in big crowds to get a good tv deal as people have mentioned. Wasn't the vice-president of ESPN at the game at Fenway last year?

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 08:02 AM

Yes, I get that the NHL is in it for ratings. Well, sometimes you also got to do what is "right". I don't really follow the NBA but I think it's a safe guess that plenty of people who follow the NBA plenty are absolutely sick and tired of Lebron James talk right now. I certainly am That's the same way with NHL fans/you know who. And getting new fans to just focus on you know who/one team just wears itself out. Focus on other star players/good teams as well. There's only so many new fans you can get from just one player/team focus.


Very off topic, but in a weak Southern Market why not push Getzlaf? Always liked him so other people I imagine would as well. Ducks in the WC with Team Iceland... wait no... maybe the Kings. Just tough with their climate but then that raises the question of playing indoors or in the closest possible city climate wise?

EDIT: The Ducks could wear a throwback Mighty Ducks jersey too. The Kings, one from the Gretzky Era.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Very off topic, but in a weak Southern Market why not push Getzlaf? Always liked him so other people I imagine would as well. Ducks in the WC with Team Iceland... wait no... maybe the Kings. Just tough with their climate but then that raises the question of playing indoors or in the closest possible city climate wise?

EDIT: The Ducks could wear a throwback Mighty Ducks jersey too. The Kings, one from the Gretzky Era.

I don't want them to do an indoor game and I don't think they would. Part of the thing is being outdoors. But that not withstanding, the problem with kings/ducks is that across the US people wouldn't watch it, I don't think. While it might draw some interesting in SoCal, it probably won't anywhere else.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

I don't want them to do an indoor game and I don't think they would. Part of the thing is being outdoors. But that not withstanding, the problem with kings/ducks is that across the US people wouldn't watch it, I don't think. While it might draw some interesting in SoCal, it probably won't anywhere else.

Would argue the point that that's the same for Pit-Wash. Although it will be interesting to see the 'Top 2' go at it (Crosby/Ovie) but really, who cares about the outcome of the Pittsburgh - Washington rivalry other than their own fans? As has been stated, a lot of fans around the whole of North America don't particularly like them, so probably wouldn't care. But fair points too.

Indoor game could work very well if Dallas played in the Astrodome. Now THAT would be something to watch. That way you could well get rink-side seats, the same way people like the WWE do.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:50 AM

Would argue the point that that's the same for Pit-Wash. Although it will be interesting to see the 'Top 2' go at it (Crosby/Ovie) but really, who cares about the outcome of the Pittsburgh - Washington rivalry other than their own fans? As has been stated, a lot of fans around the whole of North America don't particularly like them, so probably wouldn't care. But fair points too.

Indoor game could work very well if Dallas played in the Astrodome. Now THAT would be something to watch. That way you could well get rink-side seats, the same way people like the WWE do.

That got me thinking. The NCAA Championships were played in Ford Field so it is obviously doable from a functional standpoint. If we are just focusing on that...

Cowboys stadium is in Arlington, roughly a 15 mile drive from Dallas without traffic. Stadium is ridculously big with giant TVs actually hanging from the ceiling. I'll be going there on Labor Day weekend as my college actually opens up their football season there with a "neutral site" game. Cowboys Stadium has already hosted a basketball tourney (I believe the Big 12 basketball tournament). Not sure of the exact success of it in terms of attendance but the point is the functionality of it worked in terms of hosting an event with a smaller playing surface in a big stadium.

Phoenix Coyotes could play at University of Phoenix stadium (Arizona Cardinals/Fiesta Bowl is played there) literally across the street from Jobing.com arena.

I don't think any other NHL markets have large indoor stadiums that NFL teams play in, at least in the South.

Probably just a gimmick idea but doable nonetheless.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:59 AM

I would have loved to have seen a Dallas-Minnesota WC at TCF Bank Stadium (Golden Gophers), or a Devils-Rangers WC at Giants Stadium. Not fracking Pittsburgh again.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:07 AM

I would have loved to have seen a Dallas-Minnesota WC at TCF Bank Stadium (Golden Gophers), or a Devils-Rangers WC at Giants Stadium. Not fracking Pittsburgh again.


You better believe I would have been camping out for tickets for that one.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:36 AM

I read it..

For the record, I'll probably watch it but not as intently as I would if the Wings were in it.

When the Wings were in it, we made a whole day of it at my house - grilling out, etc etc.

It sounds to me like most dislike the fact that it's a repeated team.

There's a few who say they wouldn't cause the wings aren't playing, but that makes them part of the percentage of fans who only watch their team.

I already stated my personal answer to this already question, but since you didn't read that... you probably won't read this either.


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

I'll watch because I'm a hockey fan. Every sport has their stars that are in the spotlight. No one would complain if the spotlight was on anyone wearing the winged wheel
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#57 CaliWingsNut

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:34 PM

I'll watch because I'm a hockey fan. Every sport has their stars that are in the spotlight. No one would complain if the spotlight was on anyone wearing the winged wheel


I don't think that's the case. Most of the league would likely be crying why detroit again. Much like I am about Pittsburgh.

I would have loved to have seen a Dallas-Minnesota WC at TCF Bank Stadium (Golden Gophers), or a Devils-Rangers WC at Giants Stadium. Not fracking Pittsburgh again.


I would love to see either of those.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

I don't want them to do an indoor game and I don't think they would. Part of the thing is being outdoors. But that not withstanding, the problem with kings/ducks is that across the US people wouldn't watch it, I don't think. While it might draw some interesting in SoCal, it probably won't anywhere else.


I agree... duck - kings wouldn't be very successful. LA's not a great hockey market, regardless of two successful teams. It's also not very winter like. However I'd love to say... see Kings vs Aves in outdoor denver.

Kings vs Anaheim at a frozen Lake Tahoe might work tho... it isn't a stadium, but I'm sure they could wrangle up some seats.

A lot of other teams still unmentioned.... nashville, columbus, florida, NC, atlanta, islanders, coyotes, sharks...

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 12:46 PM

I don't think that's the case. Most of the league would likely be crying why detroit again. Much like I am about Pittsburgh.


My bad, I meant no one here on the forums would be complaining
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

I would love to see some other teams get into this. I second Minnesota - Dallas in Minnesota. That game would sell out in a heartbeat. How about Colorado and Vancouver in Denver, Islanders - Rangers in, oh, Yankee Stadium. Devils and Flyers in Philly. And if you really wanted some rivalries, include the Canadian teams. Toronto - Ottawa/Montreal. This series has the potential to come up with some real great games, but by shoving Washington - Pittsburgh down our throats, the League (read Bettman) is turning off a lot of potential watchers. Me included.

I say the Wings in would be nice, but only after other teams have had their fair turn.
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